V For Hair and Beauty, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand.
2020 was an interesting year to say the least and for our beloved tresses things went from boxed hair dye to "banded" roots to the decidedly unintentional DIY "home-bré," the world of hair colour in 2020 quickly spiralled into unchartered territory as salon closures swept the country for the better part of two months. Now, with New Year resolutions on the mind — and yet, still not a clue how the impending months will unfold — we predict the biggest colour trends you'll see in 2021 will lean one of two ways: either very low-key soft natural and subtle, or kicked up 10 paces with bold striking global colours that really accentuate your hair cut.
"The last year has been exhausting and emotional for everyone; it was hard to get into the salon at times and many people were steering toward a low-maintenance direction,
The upside about this approach, is that these easier-to-upkeep hues "tend to have more depth and muted dimension for movement." The downside: it doesn't scratch that itch for a big hair transformation that so many people are experiencing, yet if teamed with a global colour and a styled on trend hair cut the look will be show stopping and head turning.
For those wanting to have a complete change, that's where the next wave of trends comes in, of brighter blonds, streaks of copper, and bold single-process colours. Another idea? "Pastel colours are a fantastic way to completely change it up without a long-lasting burden."
No matter which camp you fall under, there are countless hair colour ideas to look forward to in 2021.
A colouring technique where your hair is coloured with the same colour from root to tip - is one of the trendiest looks you can sport this season. The right colour can bring out the best in your complexion, frame your face better and make it look more attractive.
What is an all over colour?
Also commonly called “single-process hair colour,” all-over colour is a one-step process that involves coating the hair with a single shade. If you are not quite ready to commit to a colour, you can always try out a semi-permanent shade before you take the plunge.
What hair colour is in for 2021?
We have spent a lot of time talking about warm, golden tones, but do not forget about ash-blonde hair if you love a cool-toned blonde. There is about a million ways to wear ash blonde hair, like this dark ash blonde, and you will be seeing them all in 2021. A step up from ash-blonde, you will find silver hair.
FAQ’S & interesting hair facts
- What hair colour will best suit me and look best with my skin?
Skin ToneBest Hair ColoursWinterDark Brown, Jet Black, Platinum BlondeSpringIcy Blonde, Ashy Blonde, Ashy Brown, Platinum BlondeAutumnRich Auburn, Chocolate Brown, Honey Blonde, Golden BrownSummerGolden Blonde, Caramel Brown, Champagne Blonde, Honey or Butter Platinum
- Is Balayage Still in Style 2021?
Caramel balayage will continue to trend in 2021
Balayage is a technique that gives subtle highlights throughout your mane, and especially lightens the ends of the hair. If you keep the highlights close to your natural color, this results in a natural, sun-kissed look that grows out beautifully.
- What is the most common hair colour?
Black is the most common hair colour in the world and is due to a large amount of eumelanin. Brown is also common and is due to eumelanin mixed with a bit of pheomelanin. Blonde is only found in about 2% of the world's population. It is due to very small amounts of melanin.
- Do redheads go GREY or white?
Redheads do not go grey. Red hair will never turn grey; it simply fades to white via rose gold when the time comes.